What is a lie??
Is it a lie when we don’t tell the entire truth, is half a truth a lie??
Or a lie is only when we do not tell the truth at all.
In life, I have told half truths as I don’t want to worry the family or when the truth does not really matter to the entire journey of their life or to protect them.
But I have seen couples who are in a relationship or going into a relationship/marriage not reveal their medical history. I call this half-truth a lie as it affects the life of the other person.
Life being what it is today, we are all a mixed bag of diseases and medical problems. I do not see a valid reason to hide the truth. Human beings are resilient and love encompasses life.
Every human being has the right to decide their future, especially when dealing with a would-be partner’s medical problems. I find that it is better to be honest from the very beginning rather than wait till cracks appear in the relationship when the truth is revealed.
Most of the times, people will surprise us by being more accepting. We need people who accept us along with all our problems, to make life worth living….
Hiding the medical truths would only complicate life especially when support is needed during a crisis, especially from a partner…
In India, I would advise couples to match their medical history rather than their horoscopes.
Love is blind, but being practical and truthful to our partners, would help both life and love and in making an informed decision with both eyes open.
I believe in this and I have always lived by this principle…